Alex and Dalene have literally thought of everything. A home away from home in a stunning setting. This beautiful cottage is a great find and the welcome pack tops it off. Homemade scones and jam with clotted cream and a bottle of bubbles. What more could anyone ask for. We will definitely be back.
What a wonderful holiday cottage!
I stayed at The Bees Knees with my wife and 2 young children back in August and to say we were delighted from the start, would be an understatement. We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years, and i can honestly say this is the first time ever, that a cottage has supplied everything needed for a comfortable, relaxing, and peaceful getaway.
Alex and Dalene have thought of it all. You even get a lovely welcome pack which includes a bottle of bubbles for us adults and freshly laid eggs for your first mornings breakfast. These touches really do make the difference. You can tell immediately from meeting Alex and Dalene, how much they care about the experience for us holiday makers.
The cottage is well presented - it's very clean and the decor is modern and fresh. But it's not just the cottage.......the grounds are awesome too! An entire kids playing area, a large (gated) duck pond, well maintained gardens, huge lawned area with various seating, it goes on!
We will be back, and we would highly recommend.
Thank you for having us Alex & Dalene and apologies it took us so long to review! ;-)
We stayed in the cottage with our 3 year old son and I'm so glad we did! The location is great, very close to the zoo and lots of nice eating places (we would recommend The Inn on the Green who were very good with my sons allergies) as well as being quiet and remote.
The cottage itself was so welcoming and amazingly clean. My son didn't want to come home. Alex and Darlene really have thought of everything from bath toys to children's plates, cutlery and night lights. On booking we asked if they had a stair gate which was the only thing they hadn't got but when we arrived they had bought one! They really do go out of their way to make your stay unforgettable.
The casserole Darlene cooked us for our first night was delicious , the dumplings we're the best we have ever had and our 3 year old ate the lot.
All the rooms have everything you could want for kids, black out blinds, travels cot, highchair, toys, dvds, toilet seat, books, changing mat which makes life so much easier.
The gardens are amazing too, the new climbing frame which has a pirate ship theme was excellent for my little boy and even my husband! We enjoyed a hot chocolate in the outside seating area as well as feeding the ducks, 2 lovely black swans and the chickens.
This is the first place I have stayed with our son that I can say we will definitely go back to...it was so stress free and just what we needed to get away from it all. The day we left Alex and Darlene gave my son a bee shaped gingerbread which was lovely personal touch....he is already asking to go back.
Thanks Alex and Darlene
We have just spent a week at The Bees Knees & what a treat that was! The cottage is so pretty & well presented & when I say you'll have everything you need, I mean everything! The gardens are stunning, with outdoor eating areas, hammock, very cosy barbecue hut & children's play area. Dalene & Alex are your very friendly hosts who will help you with anything you need plus you get to meet their furry family too (and what characters they are!) When you arrive, you receive a generous welcome pack of fresh produce (& chocolates! ) There's a local butcher's, delicatessen & takeaway or if you fancy eating out The White Lodge in Attleborough was very nice! Banham Zoo proved an excellent day out (not the cheapest ) but well worth it & only up the road! On Sunday morning's there's a carboot sale next to the zoo. Overall our first visit to Norfolk & The Bees Knees was fantastic, sad to leave but will definitely be back!
As was last year we received a lovely welcome followed by all that one needs in the cottage, and more. Alex and Dalene are perfect hosts. Banham is within easy reach of Norwich by train and also Ely, but if you have transport then the road connections are good. Recommend a trip to see Wymondham Abbey.
What a wonderful cottage ,it was without doubt the most welcoming cottage we have stayed in . Darlene and Alex were wonderful hosts . We will return asap , we will miss the Bees Knees as we return home ..Thank you both ,,, hope to see you soon xxxx